Calendar of Events

Monday, March 4, 2019

Ewing Gallery: 72nd Annual Student Art Competition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

JOIN US! Monday, March 4th, 6-8pm for an opening reception and awards ceremony

Begun in 1947 by C. Kermit Ewing, founder of The University of Tennessee School of Art, the annual student exhibition has become one of the oldest competitions in the country and one of the highlights of the Ewing Gallery’s exhibition season. This competition has been an outlet for UT’s talented students for 72 years, wherein countless works of art of every form and medium have been displayed and applauded by The University and Knoxville community.

Hosted by Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture and University of Tennessee School of Art
1715 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Tennessee Theatre: Mighty Musical Monday with Kelle Jolly and The Will Boyd Project


Category: Free event and Music

DOORS OPEN AT 11:30 AM - This is a free event.

Enjoy Mighty Wurlitzer organ performances by Freddie Brabson and special guests, Kelle Jolly and The Will Boyd Project. Vocalist Kelle Jolly, "The Tennessee Ukulele Lady", is one of East Tennessee's most celebrated jazz musicians. She and her husband, saxophonist Will Boyd, were the 2015 MLK Art Award recipients in Knoxville. She is the founder of Ukesphere of Knoxville, a ukulele group for all ages. As an ambassador of jazz, she has traveled to Muroran, Japan as Knoxville's Sister City representative with her husband, saxophonist Will Boyd. Kelle is the host of Jazz Jam with Kelle Jolly, an hourlong show that celebrates great local, national and international singers of jazz on WUOT 91.9FM. She is also the founder of the Women in Jazz Jam Festival (, which will take place in March. Kelle is also a member of the Mayor's Maker Council. Brown bag lunches consisting of a sandwich, chips, and a dessert may be purchased in the lobby for $5.00 while supplies last. Soft drinks, bottled water, popcorn, and candy will also be available for purchase. Mighty Musical Monday is presented by LHP Capital, LLC.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,,

5th Annual Mossman Lecture: The Big Bang Theory Star Mayim Bialik

  • March 4, 2019

Category: Free event and Lectures

Mayim Bialik, star of the CBS hit show The Big Bang Theory, will deliver the fifth annual Mossman Lecture at 6:30 p.m. March 4 at Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building. Bialik’s successful artistic career took off in the late 1980s when she played the 11-year-old version of Bette Midler’s C.C. Bloom in the movie Beaches. She then starred in the NBC sitcom Blossom, where she played Blossom Ruby Russo, a teenager living with her single father and two brothers. As she grew, she combined her passion for the arts with a deep interest in science. In 2007, she received a PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles.

C for Courtside: For Shadowing

  • March 4, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Film and Free event

Curated by Lynne Ghenov

Opening Reception:Friday, March 8, 7PM

C for Courtside Gallery announces its 2nd annual time-based focused show, For Shadowing, opening on March 8, 2019, 7pm, at 513 Cooper Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. A group exhibition with works by Josh Azzarella, Martha Colburn and Robyn O’Neil, curated by Lynne Ghenov. The show, coinciding with the Big Ears Music Festival in March, seeks to compliment its experimental spirit and the distinct quality of musicians and selection of films that descend upon Knoxville.

In For Shadowing the artists explore an imagined, made-up or make believe world each in their own anxiously obsessive and tedious manner. Josh Azzarella’s film, ‘Untitled 177 (Roesch and Schlage)’, manipulates the data of a well known film in order to produce new images and sound. The film is accompanied by a series of drawings that are generated from the sound of lightwaves taken from iconic film scenes.

Martha Colburn explores a German author in her layered 9 minute documentary about a film-maker making a film. 'Western I found wanderlust and met Old Shatterhand' premiered last year at MoMA’s Doc Fortnight. The film is a layered collage of stop motion animation, found footage and interviews blended together in a frantic whirlwind, whose subjects range from gun violence, racism and war.

After attending Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School, Robyn O’Neil’s award winning animated short film ‘We the Masses’, made with Irish
director Eoghan Kidney uses her apocalyptic drawings to compose a symphony of epic and eerie scenes of men and animals interacting within a landscape. The vast meticulously drawn landscapes, animals and sweatsuit-clad men bespeak humanity’s struggles with their surroundings.

The laborious and elaborate processes, research and time these artists wholeheartedly undertake in these projects seem to parallel the final product that brings the viewer to deeply consider how the works are made along with profound questions regarding the human condition.

C for Courtside is an artist-run curatorial project space located just north of downtown Knoxville. Founded in the fall of 2017 with the intentions of facilitating multiple creative activities, the Directors (Eleanor Aldrich, Joshua Bienko, Eric Cagley, Lynne Ghenov, John Powers) will work to add to the exciting artistic development and momentum already at foot in the Southeast.
C for Courtside is located at: 513 Cooper Street, Knoxville:

Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Schilling Gallery: Paintings by Lil and John Clinard

  • March 3, 2019 — April 30, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Oil and Watermedia Paintings

Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, F 9-12. Info: (865) 584-3957 or

Ijams Nature Center: Take Action! Big and Small Ways to Save the Planet

Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events, Free event and Science & nature

Get Ready to Take Action! Join Ijams for "Take Action! Big and Small Ways to Save the Planet," a new initiative focused on environmental conservation. Free or low-cost classes, workshops and volunteer workdays will show you how to reduce your carbon footprint and protect natural resources. There's something for everyone in this series, so spread the word, bring your family and friends, and get ready to save the world. Attend two activities and you'll get to celebrate your accomplishments at an Action Heroes Conservation Celebration sponsored by Cherokee Distributing and Sierra Nevada Brewery.

Knox County Public Library: Teen Central Juried Art Show

  • March 2, 2019 — March 30, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Knoxville's got talented teen artists and we want to celebrate your work! Artists (ages 12-17) were invited to display their art at Farragut, Powell and Burlington branch libraries.

Works include oil, watercolor, acrylic, drawing, ceramic, pottery, sculpture, and photography. All works of sculpture will be displayed at the Burlington Library.


Fluorescent Gallery: David Wolff - What in the World

  • March 1, 2019 — April 26, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Paintings by David Wolff. Survey of recent work.

Fluorescent Gallery, 627 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:

Rala: Paris Woodhull Illustrations, featured artist

  • March 1, 2019 — March 31, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

March First Friday: 3/1/19 6PM-9PM

We are excited to announce Paris Woodhull Illustrations as our March featured artist! She will be showing a selection or hand-drawn celebrity illustrations. Join us for the show opening and to meet the artist!

Rala, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sun: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
PH: (865) 525-7888, Instagram: @ShopRala

Art Market Gallery: On an Artistic Note & Featured Artist Pebbie Mott

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Because color and melody say what words cannot, The Art Market Gallery, 422 South Gay St., Knoxville, will lend its many colors to the melodies of The Big Ears Music Festival scheduled for March 21-24 in downtown Knoxville. The gallery will host a month-long March art show “On an Artistic Note”.

The show will highlight the work of AMG artists who are inspired by melody, dance, musicians and more. Some of the gallery’s artists and their work will be featured March 15 on WATE-6’s “Living East Tennessee” from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The artists will be on-hand and ready to discuss their work with the public March 23 at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the gallery. These events will be hosted by AMG as a way of welcoming of an estimated 16,000 music festival fans.

The festival will take place in downtown locations from The Bijou to Jackson Avenue, The Art Market and Gallery’s artists will create a place where music and art can come together and be enjoyed by all. The gallery will even feature portraits of some of the musicians performing at the festival this year. For more information, call (865) 207-3407 or visit us online at

The Featured Artist for the month of March is Pebbie Mott. Growing up as an "Army Brat", Pebbie has lived all over the world. While Pebbie's childhood was spent in many interesting locations, the main constant in her life was drawing and painting. Her education led to the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Fla. Upon graduation, she worked for 15 years as a commercial interior designer. She left the design world to spend her time raising her two daughters and pursue her passion for painting and art education. Currently Pebbie is an artist, working in oils and acrylics. For the last 19 years, she continues to teach painting and drawing at the John C Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. Her work can be seen in the Morning Song gallery in Haysville, N.C. Pebbie has expanded her art to include Christmas Village Backgrounds, sold on the internet.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Th & Sa 11-6, Fri 11-9, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-5265,

Tennessee Artists Association: An Artist's View of the Smokies

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

TAA is proud to partner with the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center exhibiting in their Museum during March. Fourteen of TAA's members have worked for over a year to produce the exhibition. Gallery hours are Mon-Sat 10 AM - 5 PM.

Tennessee Artists Association: 865-675-2285,

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Information: 865-448-0044,

Awaken Coffee: Exhibition by Barb Johnson

  • March 1, 2019 — March 31, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Barb Johnson will show paintings from her award winning Mendelson series at Awaken Coffee. Inspiration for these paintings comes from the forms and complexities of industrial/mechanical equipment she discovered in a warehouse in Ohio. Join us for great art and good coffee!

Opening Fri Mar 1, 6-9 PM

Regular business hours are:
M-Th 7am-9pm, F 7am-10pm, Sat. 8am-10pm, Sun 1:30pm-8pm

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

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